What are special needs?

What are special needs?

What are special needs anyway? Here is how I see it: all children are special and all children have needs so basically all children have special needs. We are a society of labels…what is yours? ADD, ADHD, OCD, ASD, PDD, and the list goes on and on and on! What

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Inclusion is Challenging, but…

Inclusion is Challenging, but…

Just because inclusion is challenging, does not mean we deny children the opportunity to be included. Marian Hope Academy is a school that is rooted in Christian principles, has high standards and expectation for all children and includes children of all learning abilities. The reason many schools do not accept those with various learning

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Books are Brain Food

Books are Brain Food

Books are to the brain like food is to the body. The food choices available today include “fake” food such as Skittles, fast food, and processed box foods as well as God-made food such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean meats.  When a child is accustomed to “fake” food,

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Get Your Child Excited About Reading!

Get Your Child Excited About Reading!

Reading plays such an important part in character formation. It’s the heart of education, says William J. Bennett in “The Educated Child.” “One of the most important goals in the preschool years — from an academic standpoint, your most important goal bar none– is to get your

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What is Classical Education?

What is Classical Education?

  According to The Well-Trained Mind: A Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer and Jesse Wise , it is language-intensive, not image focused. It demands that students use and understand words, NOT video images. It is history-intensive, providing students with a comprehensive view of human endeavor from

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